Cole Hamels strutted his stuff in another dominant performance Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, tossing a five-hit complete game shutout for a 3-0 victory.
Last year's World Series MVP, who is a lovely 4-0 with a 2.84 ERA over his last seven outings, needed just 97 pitches to finish the ass-whooping. He sent down 18 of his last 20 batters and let only two runners as far as second base, one of them on defensive indifference in the ninth... which barely even counts. Hamels struck out five and walked not a soul.
The 25-year-old Philadelphia Phillies lefty now has five complete games under his belt, three of which are shutouts. Yesterday's silencing of the Dodgers really says something about his talent, however, as they own the best record in baseball at 37-19. The Phils are right on their tails though, at 32-20.
Fun Fact from Elias: Hamels has not thrown a wild pitch in 344.2 innings. That's almost two years.
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